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Douglas Leonard Hester, Sr.

Douglas Leonard Hester, Sr.
  • February 17, 1932 - October 8, 2018
  • Hanahan, South Carolina
  • Memorials may be made to:
  • Northwood Academy
    104 Charger Drive
    Summerville, SC 29486

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“Please accept our deepest sympathy on the passing of your loved one. Your family is in our thoughts and in our prayers. Mayor Minnie Newman and...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Mayor Minnie and Hanahan City Council - SC

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2 of 10 | Posted by: Stanley Jones

“My deepest sympathies to Debra and the Hester family. Doug was a wonderful person and I always enjoyed talking with him and listening to his stories...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Pat Yopek Yopek - Erie, PA

“My sympathies to the Hester family and especially Mr. Hester's children. ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: Martha Cole - Hanahan, SC

“Many Prayers. ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Peggy Delaney - Herkimer, NY

“So sorry for your loss. Marian ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Marian Henry - Summerville, SC


7 of 10 | Posted by: Marian Henry - Summerville, SC

“Thank you, Doug.For showing us what true love for others is.For being so patient.For being so sweet.For being such an inspiration.At last, you are...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Chris Minor - Pittsburgh, PA

“My Uncle Doug is one of the finest men I have ever known. Strong, gentle, courageous...and best of all, a shining example of a true follower of Jesus...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Denise Garvin - Fort Belvoir, VA

“My Uncle Doug is one of the finest men I have ever known. Strong, gentle, courageous...and best of all, a shining example of what it means to be a...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Denise Garvin - Fort Belvoir, VA


Air Force

Douglas Leonard Hester, Sr., 86 of Hanahan, SC went to be with the Lord Monday, October 8th, 2018. His funeral service will be held Sunday, October 14th, 2018 at Northwood Church in Summerville, SC at 3:oo PM. Interment will be at Carolina Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Saturday October 13th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Northwoods Chapel, 2180 Greenridge Road.

Douglas was born February 17, 1932 in Charleston, SC., son of late Foster and Mattie Hester. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force and a retiree of 36 years in the Civil Service where he continued to serve the Air Force as a Sheet Metal Mechanic in the Field Maintenance Squadron. He owned and operated a successful Tree trimming and removal Service where he was known as the Tree Climber. He amazed many family and friends with his talent of climbing and cutting trees into his 70's. He was a member of Northwood Church where he served faithfully as an usher. Douglas had a kind gentle nature and was always ready to share the redemptive story of Jesus Christ. He will be missed tremendously by all who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his wife, Deborah Jean Bentzel Hester. He was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years Alice Mae Smith Hester. He leaves behind two daughters, Pauline Flowers, Tammy Young (John); two sons Jimmy Hester (Debi), Douglas Hester Jr. (Jane), 11 grandchildren and many great grandchildren. Douglas was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters Mildred Abbott, Hazel Hill, and brothers William Hester and Foster Hester.

Memorials may be made to Northwood Academy, 104 Charger Drive, Summerville, SC 29486.

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